Lure Coursing

Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, Erskine Park Lure coursing is a performance event developed in the early 70's by sighthound fanciers who hunted jackrabbits in the open field, which risked the harm caused by barbed wire fencing. They invented lure coursing as a safer, more controlled sport for sighthounds that would recreate the physical requirements of open field coursing, allowing them to continue testing the functional abilities of their sighthounds. Lure coursing aims to preserve and develop the coursing skills inherent in the sighthounds and to demonstrate that they can perform the functions for which they were originally bred. The hounds chase plastic bags on a course laid out to simulate escaping game. The plastic bags are pulled around on a nylon string course, propelled by a hand controlled motor.
  • Who: Run buy the Afghan Hound Club of NSW and all people and all breeds are welcome!

  • Where: behind the Jack Russell Area, at the Bill Spilstead Complex for Canine Affairs, 44 Luddenham Road Erskine Park.

  • When: TBA

  • What: TBA
Things you will need:
  • Strong collar and lead
  • Water bowl
  • Poop bags
  • Money for entry
  • Sensible footwear
  • What ever will help you catch your dog after their run eg. Squeaky toy, food, tug toy, ability to beg
  • Some thing for shade - hat umbrella, shade tent
  • A plate of something yummy to join in the communal luncheon

Need to know more? Call Susan Cilia on 96080661 or 0416045610






Photos by Pinnicle